Proctor’s food options can get a little repetitive, to say the least. The next time you’re feeling ~fancy~ and want to let those creative juices flow, head over to the panini press and let your hot, melty, sandwich dreams come true.

If you’ve always been too intimidated by the crowded panini corner in Proc, have no fear, here are some tips and inspiration to build up your confidence. You, too, can be a panini master.

Breakfast Panini

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:3-5 minutes
  • Total Time:8-10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread of your choice (recommended: croissant, bagel, english muffin)
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup scrambled eggs OR 1 fried egg
  • 1 sausage patty OR 2 sausage links
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 1

Place slice of cheese on one slice of bread.

Step 2

Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of cheese.

Step 3

Assemble spinach leaves on other slice of bread.

Step 4

Place sausage on top of spinach.

Step 5

Carefully place scrambled eggs or fried egg on top of sausage.

Step 6

Close the halves and place on panini press. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Pizza Panini

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:3-5 minutes
  • Total Time:8-10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread of your choice
  • 2 tablespoon tomato sauce (from pasta station)
  • 2 slices swiss cheese
  • 5-10 green bell pepper strips
  • 5-10 mushroom slices
  • 5-10 onion slices
Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 1

Evenly spread tomato sauce on one slice of bread.

Step 2

Place a slice of cheese on each slice of bread.

Step 3

Layer on peppers, mushrooms, and onions.

Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 4

Close the halves and place on panini press. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

Caprese Panini

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:3-5 minutes
  • Total Time:8-10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread of your choice
  • 2 tablespoon pesto
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 3-5 slices tomato
  • Salt
Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 1

Evenly spread pesto on one slice of bread.

Step 2

Sprinkle with salt and hot pepper flakes.

Step 3

Place a slice of cheese on each slice of bread.

Step 4

Place tomato slices in one layer on top of cheese.

Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 5

Close the halves and place on panini press. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

Ham, Cheddar, and Apple Panini

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:3-5 minutes
  • Total Time:8-10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread of your choice
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 sliced apple
  • 1-2 slices ham
Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 1

Thinly slice 1/2 of an apple.

Step 2

Place a slice of cheese on each slice of bread.

Step 3

Place slice of ham on top of cheese.

Step 4

Place sliced apples in one layer on one half of the panini.

Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 5

Close the halves and place on panini press. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

Bean and Cheese Quesadilla

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:3-5 minutes
  • Total Time:8-10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 tortilla
  • 3 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 cup black beans
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/8 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 cup salsa
Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 1

Layer slices of cheese on half of the tortilla.

#SpoonTip: Keep cheese 1/4 inch from the edge of the tortilla to prevent it from melting out. 

Step 2

Evenly sprinkle black beans over the cheese.

Step 3

Add dashes of hot sauce to taste.

Step 4

Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 5

Fold tortilla in half and place on panini press. Cook 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Step 6

Top with sour cream and salsa.

Chocolate, Raspberry, and Cream Cheese Dessert Panini

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:3-5 minutes
  • Total Time:8-10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread (recommended: croissant, french toast, pre-sliced bread)
  • 2 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon raspberry jam
  • 3 tablespoon melted chocolate chips
Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 1

Spread cream cheese in center of one slice of bread, 1/4 inch away from edge.

Step 2

Spread raspberry jam on other slice of bread.

Step 3

Close the halves and place on panini press. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.

 

Photo by Pyone Aye
Photo by Pyone Aye

Step 4

Drizzle melted chocolate chips over panini.

(Do not put chocolate chips in the Proctor panini press.)